Medical book, childbirth treatise by François Mauriceau, surgeon under Louis XIV, Treatise of diseases of pregnant women and those recently given birth ... in two volumes published by the Company of Booksellers, 1740, two quarto volumes bound in speckled full calf, back decorated with gilt tooling, marbled blue edges (binding from the period). Volume 1: 556 pages. Volume 2: 671 pages, numerous woodcuts in the text. This is the seventh edition from the Louis XV period corrected and augmented by the author of several new figures and many large observations with aphorisms that contain all the main rules of the art.
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